An Atheist Yard Sale in South Carolina

A couple of atheists want to move from South Carolina to California but they could use some cash to help them out… so they’re selling some of their belongings at a yard sale this weekend. Their Craigslist ad about the sale is the best thing you’ll see all day:

If it rains on Saturday, like the forecast says, we will also have the moving sale on Sunday, because atheists, remember? Preaching and proselytizing welcome, however it will cost you 10 cents a word to attempt to convert us. Mormons pay double. Mention Richard Dawkins and disavow the Holy Spirit will get you 10% of

I’m contacting them just to see if anyone takes them up on their offer…

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Mr. WalrusQ

    That’s awesome! Maybe I can do the same thing here in Missouri. On second thought, my crazy neighbors would burn me at the stake.

    • Tainda

      I’m in Missouri too and yes they will lol

  • Regina Carol Moore

    I love this.

  • dcl3500

    At 10¢ a word, I hope for their, monetary sake, there is a lot of proselytizing going on there! ;)

  • Andrew Rhodes

    I can easily see the religious coming and attempting to convert them and then, being the “moral” individuals their religion dictates they be… they refuse to pay. Remember the receipt where the “moral” religious folk refused to pay for a tip?

    I also can’t wait to see the religious uproar about about certain religious folk having to pay more. Of course, when religious businesses do that to non-religious folk “They can do whatever they want! It’s THEIR business! And they can serve or deny service to whoever they want too!”

    • Paul Reed

      Yeah, but this isn’t a business, it’s a yard sale.
      To my knowledge, there’re no commerce laws in play. You can do whatever you want with your own property!

  • Steven Sword

    I’m about 40 minutes from Greer. May have to pay these folks a visit.

    • beatonfam

      you must go and tell us what you see.

  • JKPS

    This is brilliant.

    • r.holmgren

      Brilliant? Seriously? It makes me wish I’d paid attention to what my mother said about being confronted with pitifully juvenile intellects in adult.

      • allein

        I didn’t know adults had to disable their sense of humor.

      • JKPS

        I’m not sure what you’re problem is? You don’t like humor? Particularly when it’s not hurting anyone?

        Listen, it’s a clearly eye-catching way to raise some publicity for a yard sale, which means more money earned. It will stand out from the other mundane posts by being funny and thus memorable. What about that isn’t brilliant?

        Get over your delicate sensibilities and mommy issues and recognize this for what it is: brilliant.

        • r.holmgren

          Yes, I understand it’s humour. It’s like grown men giggling over the word titties. Maybe in atheist-world there’s a really low good enough threshold for brilliant.

          • Leiningen’s Ants

            If you don’t laugh at the word titties, you have no soul, though you probably believe in a literal one.

      • Leiningen’s Ants

        She said walk away, and if the idiots are still thick as flies on shit, pack up and move. Not the listening type, huh son?

  • Deb Fohringer

    Love it! I hope they do well.

  • Tainda

    “Mormons pay double”


  • onamission5

    That is one of the funniest CL ads I have seen in a long time!

  • Leiningen’s Ants

    n__n California dreams have this effect on people~

  • scipio1

    The post has already been flagged for removal. :(

    • Bill P. Godfrey

      Someone must really want them to stay.